Nov. 15, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is asking for the public's help in the annual Conference USA "Let's SAAC Hunger!" food drive, to be held through Nov. 23.
Tulane's SAAC is partnering once again with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana in order to make this year's "Let's SAAC Hunger!" food drive a success.
There are two components to the "Let's SAAC Hunger!" food drive: an online monetary component and an actual canned food drive. Monetary donations can be made at http://www.yougivegoods.com/TulaneLetsSAACHunger until Dec. 15th.
The food drive will take place at the Wilson Center and at six upcoming Tulane home events. Fans can donate canned goods during regular business hours in the Team Shop in the Wilson Center. Fans who donate five canned items will be rewarded with a free Tulane hat, while supplies last.
Canned donations can also be made at three of the upcoming men's basketball games: Nov. 16 against Loyola-Chicago, Nov. 20 against Cedarville and Nov. 20 against Northern Kentucky. Donations can also be made at Tulane volleyball's home match against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 17, the women's basketball game against Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 19 and the football game against UTEP on Nov. 23. Any fan who donates at Tulane athletic events will receive a $5 voucher off any single Tulane men's or women's basketball game throughout the month of December.
Students are encouraged to get in on the action, as well, by donating canned goods. Any student who donates three canned items gets one bonus Wave Reward point. Students can download the free app by visiting https://itunes.apple.com/tc/app/wave-rewards/id690074493?mt=8.
"Tulane SAAC and all of our partners are asking that you please help us reach our goal to not only beat out the rest of C-USA but, most importantly, fight hunger in the greater New Orleans area," said Tulane SAAC representative Amber Bennett, a senior for the Tulane volleyball squad. "It could be as simple as donating a can and a dollar, or as great as coming up with your own mini drive."